The UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence are intended to be both aspirational and a practical toolkit to assist those in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education (PCO) to think systematically and concretely about the nature of credentials at their institution as well as the strategy and logistical components of supporting learners throughout their lifetimes.
These quality frameworks have been endorsed and used by countless organizations and institutions as they evaluate, enhance, and sometimes even build professional, continuing, and online enterprises.
Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership
This exclusive member content includes standards, aspirations and principles essential to successful online education. The Hallmarks identify seven facets of leadership and organizational development: internal advocacy, entrepreneurial initiative, faculty support, student support, digital technology, external advocacy, and professionalism.
Hallmarks of Excellence in Credential Innovation
The Hallmarks of Excellence in Credential Innovation focus on alternative credentials, which includes certificates, micro-credentials, digital badges, or micro-certificates, signaling specific competencies, certification, and sometimes licensure.
Hallmarks of Excellence in Professional and Continuing Education
These Hallmarks of Excellence seek to define and develop these commonalities—and advocate an all-encompassing view of this increasingly critical component of higher education in the United States. The authors presume that those institutions that extend and empower their PCE leaders are all the richer for this faith and commitment.